Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Reverend Professor Denis Edwards

Reverend Professor Denis Edwards

Religion and Theology

MA (Fordham), STD (The Catholic University of America)

Reverend Denis Edwards is a Professorial Fellow in Theology. Located on ACU’s Adelaide campus, he is a priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, resident in Tranmere parish. His teaching is in the areas of God the Trinity, Christology, Ecclesiology and the Theology of Faith and Revelation. He has been engaged in the dialogue between science and religion and in contributing to the developing field of ecological theology. His research here interacts with Karl Rahner and with figures from the tradition like Athanasius, Basil, Aquinas and Bonaventure. Another important area of interest is ecumenism. Denis has served on the Roman Catholic Dialogues with both the Anglican Church in Australia and the Lutheran Church of Australia and conducted research in the Theology of Receptive Ecumenism.

Key publications

‘Sublime Communion: The Theology of the Natural World in Laudato Si’’, Theological Studies 77:2 (2016): 377-391.

‘Toward a Theology of Divine Action: William R. Stoeger, S.J., on the Laws of Nature’, Theological Studies 76.3 (2015): 485-502.

Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution and Ecology. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014.

‘Where on Earth is God? Exploring an Ecological Theology of the Trinity in the Tradition of Athanasius’. In Christian Faith and the Earth: Current Paths and Emerging Horizons in Ecotheology, edited by E.-M. Conradie, S. Bergmann, C. Deane-Drummond, and D. Edwards, 11-30. London, Bloomsbury, 2014.

‘Catholic Perspectives on Natural Theology’. In The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology, edited by R. Manning, 182-196. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

‘Creation Seen in the Light of Christ: A Theological Sketch’. In Creation is Groaning: Biblical and Theological Perspectives, edited by Mary Coloe, 1-18. Collegeville, MN, Liturgical Press, 2013.

Jesus and the Natural World: Exploring a Christian Approach to Ecology. Mulgrave, Vic.: Garratt, 2012.